But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
Someone’s Looking Over Our Shoulder
And I don’t mean God. God is, of course, aware of everything we do, but I’m thinking of someone else who is looking over Bethlehem’s shoulder.
Every year Bethlehem pays thousands of dollars and invests hours and hours of time to complete a financial audit. Corruption follows money, and so an audit is a good faith step to ensure accountability and transparency. We recently completed the annual audit cycle with LarsonAllen and received a good report—our finances and systems are stable and strong. The auditor reports that they received the full cooperation of all staff from whom they sought information.
Did you know that four sets of eyes see every reimbursement? A supervisor approves each request, our bookkeeper enters financial data in our system, our financial administrator prints the check, and our treasurer signs the check.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.